Truman welcomes inquisitive students from all over Missouri, across the nation, and internationally. Our students come seeking an intellectually stimulating academic setting that challenges and nurtures their minds. Some already have a specific path in mind, while others plan to tap into the wealth of multidimensional opportunities offered at Truman to shape their academic pursuits.
No matter where their journey begins, Truman provides a place where they can explore their passions and transform their interests into purposeful and rewarding careers.
Average high-school GPA for first-year students
of students graduate with no student loan debt
of students earn scholarships
of first-year students live on campus
Meet Some Students
Student Spotlight: Esther Lee
Esther Lee picked Truman because she knew a smaller school would provide more opportunities for growth. She’s grateful for the support she has received and plans to pay it forward whenever possible.View Esther's story
Student Spotlight: Tyler Bichsel
Most days, junior Tyler Bichsel can usually be found at the University planetarium. While a creative writing major with minors in folklore and film studies might not be the stereotypical student associated with the planetarium, Tyler thinks it’s a perfect fit.
Student Spotlight: Christina Carapia-Chaparro
After seeing the exciting research projects of her fellow students, Christina was motivated to conduct her own. Her research related to COVID-19 has inspired her to pursue a career in the public health field.
Student Spotlight: Caitlin Smith